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Rugby is a football code, so there is no difference. However, it is different from other football codes:

  • Association football: the hands cannot be used, and goals are used instead of scoring zones.
  • American football: the ball can be passed forward, and rules regarding the post-tackle situation are different.
  • Gaelic football: several alterations in the goal, and methods of scoring and playing.

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In Rugby game each team has 15 players, but American football has 11 players. additional point, in American football players always use pads protect themselves but Rugby players don't use this!

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In rugby you carry a ball across the line whereas football you kick it into a goal.

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